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Why did we buy Nate Myles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bazeagle, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    Seriously - he lumbers to the line and makes few metres, he has little to offer, ok he can tackle but we need more from a player in his position

    To me he looks past it
     
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    • brad

      brad Well-Known Member

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      A fair call if you think that after round 17, a little premature.
       
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      • KOMORI

        KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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        I feel that signing Myles was significant in retaining DCE. Otherwise I honestly doubt we'd have signed such a plodder..
         
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        • maxta

          maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Experience , reliability .... Has played those high pressure games & will help build the foundations in the middle.
          Been great?
          Not so far imo....but some rugged defence & not been terrible.
          Maybe a better time to judge is by round 12 as Manly improves & Myles understands what is needed personally to contribute more to the team.
          Do agree it's been a slow start, but a player with such massive success at the highest level is sure to add something - even past his prime.
           
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          • bazeagle

            bazeagle Well-Known Member

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            key words in your reply: past his prime
             
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            • Snake

              Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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              He is a bit like our version of Beau Scott at Parramatta...these guys aren't game breakers or devastating runners of the football, but they are experienced calm heads with experience and a take no prisoners approach to defence...not everything in Rugby League is about steam rolling the opposition on the way to the try line.
               
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              • bazeagle

                bazeagle Well-Known Member

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                disagree Snake in today's game players have to be able to attack and defend - bollocks to the calm head thing - I don't necessarily expect Myles to be as devastating an attack player like say Tamalolo but I do want him to break the line occasionally, which he used to do. as previously stated: past his prime that's the point of this thread
                 
              • bob dylan

                bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                He turns 31 in a few weeks worries me.

                Hasn't been bad but hasn't put his stamp on any matches yet.

                If we are a threat (which I highly doubt) he will be well worth the money. If we are in the "also rans" we will continue to ask this question.
                 
              • skull61

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                He has got a funny looking head
                 
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                • Fluffy

                  Fluffy Well-Known Member

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                  92m and 37 tackles a game is a solid return, nothing spectacular but given our starts this year and how little ball we have seen in the first 10 minutes you can expect the tackles to drop by 5 and run meters to go up by 20 as the season moves on.
                   
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                  • Jerry1

                    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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                    Yep plodders...
                     
                  • ACT Sea Eagle

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                    Nate Myles plays the same way old people f#*k

                     
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                    • Technical Coach

                      Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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                      It's good to have an experienced hardened composed seasoned veteran in the forwards so long as it is balanced out with young strong raw power forwards surrounding him---which is what Parra have.

                      An old head who is plodding along building ok numbers leading a group of plodders leads to a lot of plodding.
                       
                    • Dan

                      Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      To get to the other side?
                       
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                      • Pablo

                        Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        Can't be easy lugging that head around.
                         
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                        • Loobs

                          Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                          True but that also goes against the rules of the internet where everything must be judged and evaluated on a second by second basis with no looking back or apologising if your take was incorrect...
                           
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                          • Loobs

                            Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                            His numbers take a hit because half of his opening stanza is spent in goal waiting for the other team to kick for two.

                            As mentioned above, when they can sort that s-house opening 20 minutes out and see some meaningful ball, he'll post better stats.

                            BUT what if he is part of that opening 20 problem? Switch him to the bench and stick in who to start? BJ and...

                            And when does AFB get called up? Can he get called up? If he can be, surely he's done enough with Willows Plonkers...
                             
                          • Technical Coach

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                            How do you know or is that what you frequently search for in adult search engines.
                            What do you define as old...
                             
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                            • Ryan

                              Ryan Well-Known Member

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                              Guy is a poor mans Jason King. King had lots more passion, leadership and pride in The Manly jersey. Hate pre-retirement contracts (Jarome Iginla at Colorado anyone).

                              Fully fit, I'd have him playing NSW Cup.
                               
                            • Top End Eagle

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                              He does a lot more than some here notice. It's a 6 out of 10 for me so far but I like the fact he is there. Lawrence would be our forward leader otherwise and he was a late bloomer. Revisit this in ten weeks I say.
                               
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